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Upcoming Codex meeting to discuss food import, export inspections
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2011

The Office for the Under Secretary for Food Safety, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration have announced an October 4, 2011, public meeting in Washington, D.C., to provide information and receive public comments on draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 19th session of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) on October 17-21 in Cairns, Australia


Del Monte dismisses lawsuit seeking to lift cantaloupe import restrictions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2011

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. has filed a notice of dismissal in a Maryland federal court after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agreed to lift the import alert it imposed on cantaloupes from Guatemala that had purportedly been linked to a Salmonella outbreak


EU urged to limit livestock transportation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

A petition reportedly signed by more than one million citizens has urged the European Union (EU) to impose stricter rules on the transportation of livestock intended for slaughter


United States to appeal WTO ruling on dolphin-safe labeling of tuna
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced that the United States will file an appeal in a dispute with Mexico before the World Trade Organization (WTO) over U.S. labeling provisions that allow producers meeting dolphin-safe requirements to label their products accordingly


White House urged to appeal WTO ruling on COOL regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2012

Several consumer organizations have called on President Barack Obama (D) to appeal a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that favored Canada and Mexico in a dispute over U.S. country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) requirements for beef and pork products


U.S., EU announce organic trade partnership
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • February 17 2012

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a “historic new partnership” with the European Union that recognizes its organic standards as essentially equivalent to those administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA


U.S. food industry highly consolidated, says Food & Water Watch
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

Food & Water Watch has issued a report detailing how the consolidation of business along the entire food chain has resulted in farm losses, layoffs and higher prices with fewer choices for consumers


Arbitrator orders may 2013 deadline for U.S. COOL rules to comply with WTO ruling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global, USA
  • December 7 2012

A World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator has determined that the United States must conform its country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) rules in accordance with an earlier ruling by May 23, 2013, finding that 10 months was a reasonable time for implementation


U.S. cattle ranchers sue WTO over ruling on Country of Origin Labeling Act
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2012

The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers Association (R-CALF USA) has filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief in a Colorado federal court against the World Trade Organization (WTO) and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, alleging that WTO’s determination that the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling Act (COOL) imposes discriminatory burdens on meat imported from Canada and Mexico is contrary to U.S. law and the Uruguay Round Agreements


EU report faults solid and hazardous waste export controls
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

The European Union’s (EU’s) European Environmental Agency has issued a report that details cross-border waste shipments and identifies some problems as well as positive effects